10 Reasons Why Yorkies Are Yawesome

10 Reasons Why Yorkies Are Yawesome  via BabbleThere is a reason that Yorkshire Terriers are one of the most well-liked small dog breeds. For starters, their tiny build is adorable.

Much smaller than a typical housecat, yet possessing a distinct personality and zest for life, these little pups rank high on the popularity lists.

Actually, there isn’t one reason why Yorkies are so admired; there are several.

So in light of that simple fact, we bring you 10 reasons why we think Yorkies are just so yawesome!


  • Elegant Coat 1 of 10
    Elegant Coat
    Typically, Yorkies' coats are long and lavish, and will become blue and tan in color as adults.
    Image: Stockxchng
  • Weavers’ Dream 2 of 10
    Weavers' Dream
    Many years ago, lots of weavers owned Yorkies and some lamented how "the dogs' fine, silky coats were the ultimate product of the looms".
  • Pint-sized 3 of 10
    OK, maybe even mug-sized! Full grown pups range in size from four to seven pounds.
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  • Stuck Up Pup 4 of 10
    Stuck Up Pup
    Yorkshire Terriers typically give off an elitist attitude, and hold their "carriage very upright, conveying an important air."
    Image: Flickr/ serge s.
  • All Personality 5 of 10
    All Personality
    These terriers tend to be brave, determined, investigative and energetic.
    Image: Flickr/ aforementionedthoughts
  • Coloring 6 of 10
    Most newborn pups are born black with "tan points on the muzzle, above the eyes, around the legs and feet and toes, the inside of the ears, and the underside of the tail" which do eventually fade.
    Image: Stockxchng
  • Barking 101 7 of 10
    Barking 101
    Yorkshire terriers love nothing more than to bark …a lot. So on one hand, they make good watchdogs but on the other hand, their incessant barking may become a nuisance if not properly trained.
    Image: Flickr/ jucadima
  • Born in the USA 8 of 10
    Born in the USA
    The earliest known Yorkshire Terrier was born in the United States in 1872.
  • Allergies, Schmallergies 9 of 10
    Allergies, Schmallergies
    Although no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, Yorkies' don't shed much and are good pets for people who are sensitive to dog dander.
    Image: Flickr/ fallsvetclinic
  • Hypoglycemic 10 of 10
    Yorkies are prone to low blood sugar. Things like stress, fatigue, a cold environment, poor nutrition, and a change in diet or feeding schedule may bring on hypoglycemia. So owners should carry treats with them because these pups need to be fed often!
    Image: Flickr/ Momite1958


Source: AKC Kennel Club

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